NBA Draft 2011: What the Experts Are Saying About Kyrie Irving

April 5th, 2011 by Brian Murtaugh Leave a reply »
Kyrie Irving may be the most intriguing prospect coming out of the NCAA. The current Duke basketball star is in the midst of deciding on his playing future and contemplating on whether or not he will enter the 2011 NBA Draft.

Irving only played in 11 games in during the 2010 regular season but that was enough to get nearly every basketball writer in the country's attention. Irving averaged 17.5 points per game and shot over 50 percent from the field while draining over half of his attempts behind the three-point arc as well.

But after playing limited minutes during his freshman year, does Irving have what it takes to take his game to the NBA and be a star among the game's elite?

According to Doug Mead of Sports Session, Irving "no doubt possesses the raw talent and skills to move on to the next level, (but) he has yet to conquer the level he’s playing at now. Durability issues aside, Irving could elevate his status even more by playing a full season at the college level and working under the tutelage of Coach Krzyzewski."

Tim Keown of seems to agree with Mead and even went as far as to place quite a bit of blame on ...

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